#Review After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop (The Donora Story Collection Book 1)
Kathleen Shoop really has a knack of transporting you back in time to Donora with sights, sounds and smells, I could vividly imagine life in this era perfectly whilst reading. Set in 1948 in the mill town of Donora this story is based around the time of the killing smog that engulfs the town and sees its residents fall fowl to the effects off the constant mill works.
Secrets galore come out amidst the smog and life for Rose and her family is forever changed. This was a really long book longer than I am currently used to reading at the moment, but Shoop’s descriptive scenes and the story held my attention that I hardly noticed how long it was.
About Kathleen Shoop
Bestselling author, Kathleen Shoop, holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom. She writes historical fiction, women’s fiction and romance. Shoop’s novels have garnered various awards in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite and the San Francisco Book Festival. Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. Kathleen coordinates Mindful Writing Retreats and is a regular presenter at conferences for writers.
I adore writing historical fiction (The Letter series, After the Fog and Donora Stories) but am having a blast writing romance like Home Again, Return to Love and Tending Her Heart (Endless Love series). Thank you so much for the time you take to read.